Abalone poaching creates opportunities and an income for many marginalized, unemployed, and poor poachers of South Africa. Abalone, or perlemoen, are large, flat sea snails or mollusks and are part of a family which includes clams, mussels, octopus, and sea slugs. It has extremely rich, flavorful, and highly prized meat that is considered a culinary delicacy. Among the world’s most expensive seafood, abalone is often sold live in the shell, frozen, or canned. It is often cut into thick steaks and pan-fried though it can be eaten raw or added to other dishes. https://nca247.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ANTI-POACHING-PROJECT-ABALONE.pdf